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Like a Fucking Man

Virgle Kent November 10, 2016 Everything Else 3 Comments on Like a Fucking Man

I believe that the truest telling of the character of a man is not how he celebrates a victory but how he acts in defeat. More importantly it’s how he uses the defeat to make himself a better man. All battles worth fighting have lessons and truths to be learned and gained from. New realities to accept new worlds to navigate. Donald Trump won the presidency fair and square. Had he lost I would have asked Trump supporters to analyze the lost and ask what went wrong and what could have been done for him to win. Being that my candidate lost I must now ask myself those same questions. I haven’t even tried to look at the exit data and dig deep into the math. I pride myself on being a numbers guy but for now I will write from my heart.

 

First off a huge mistake was not taking the anger and plight of the male white working class seriously enough. It was easy to lump in racist and racism into that side but it was more than that. As flawed as Trump was as a candidate the white working class male had an even bigger truer hate for the government establishment. Trump understood it and rightly tapped into it. The biggest mistake was Hillary, Democrats and myself dismissing the white working class’s grievances, assuming that in total they’re numbers wouldn’t be enough for him to win. Simply put we committed the number one sin you can do in a political battle, underestimated the other side. Trump was a symbol of hope to these people and vessel for change. I and anyone else who supported Obama should have known that despite data and numbers the most powerful thing anyone can have is hope. With simple hope anything is possible. Instead of ignoring or dismissing the white working class Hillary Clinton should have directly gone after them and attempted to court them.  That was her biggest mistake.

 

The second mistake I’ll admit to was believing or giving too much faith in the numbers. I do not believe the polls where rigged or even inaccurate. I feel that it only showed a small picture compared to the bigger picture. It was too micro. It created a sense of inevitability for Hillary Clinton rather than pulling out and showing a real threat was there. The Democratic party pulled a Romney but in a different way. The question was never asked what’s the probability of the white working class coming out and fully flexing their votes. If that were to happen how would that effect the polls? Those types of questions were never asked.

 

I’m less upset about Trump’s victory than I am that I didn’t see it coming. I will be the first one to admit that I was complacent and I feel that the democratic party has become complacent. Used to big victories we went through the motions. Trump did everything he had to do to win, whatever it took, he was hungry for it. I can honestly say we didn’t have that hunger. In life victory is never ever handed to anyone.

 

In closing my biggest takeaway from this election is that America is amazing and its political process is awesome. Even though the candidate of my choice did not win, I can’t think of any more proof you need or could ask for that shows you that the people have spoken. The process isn’t “rigged” or set up to favor the political elites. We witnessed democracy at work for better or worse. Our democracy is real and ran by the people and that makes me feel good inside. I was seriously wrong about Trump winning and I’m also hoping to be wrong about how he governs as President of the United States. I would never ever wish anything bad or a disaster to happen to this country just to prove a political point. To all the Trump supporters, I seriously hope that he gives you everything he promised and that those things will improve your lives slightly. I mean that with absolutely no sarcasm. As for me and to other Democrats I feel that this is great lesson. Nothing is promised or owed to us. Our fate is in our own hands. If you want change if you want this country to progress and be in the image you want then EVERY DAY you must fight, EVERY DAY you must attack. There is no such thing as in the bag. Look at this new map, this right now is how your country looks and feels. It doesn’t have to be that way. Get to work. But if anyone ever wants to know how to eat crow…. Just do it like a fucking man.

 

I will be challenging myself to write a lot more around here. I still have a voice and some thoughts.

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Been in the game since 2005 and still learning everyday. But now I feel comfortable giving back and sharing wisdom with guys looking to improve one or two things in their lives that could increase their self confidence and the chance of having a favorable outcome in any romantic interaction with women. When you step to her you know you've already put in that work on your end. Nothing is left to chance.

3 Comments

  1. ajb240 November 10, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    I’m glad you’ll be writing more often. We could use your voice again.

  2. Eric November 12, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    You have more class in writing this article than all the pundits put together that refuse to ask how they got it wrong. I hope you continue to analyze this and grow from it. While your game writing is in a class by itself, I hope you continue to write on this topic.

    I would suggest, in particular, asking how Trump beat Romney in black and latino voters. Why did so many more minorities vote for him than Romney, if Trump was obviously the 2nd coming of Hitler/KKK according to the pundit class, media, celebrities? And why did so many more stay home vs 2012? I’m still looking to analyze this question myself.

    I’d recommend seeking a minority trump supporter directly, perhaps via a podcast or a written style interview. This is just an idea – carve your own path on this obviously. Look forward to what’s next from VK.

  3. Yo November 15, 2016 at 12:58 am

    What happened to the rest of the crew? This used to be one of my favourite sites on the internet, I’d check it every other day. I’d forgotten it existed until this article came up in my rss reader. Please return to writing a lot of solid articles!

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